The 2021 T20 World Cup will be held in October and November, shortly after the conclusion of the reorganized Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates.
The 2021 T20 World Cup will change the UAE, BCCI has said
This year’s Twenty20 World Cup will move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the COVID-19 situation in India, the BCCI said.
“We will report to the (governing) International Cricket Council soon,” said India’s cricket board treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal.
The UAE has been the reserve venue for the 16-team event that is scheduled to be played in October-November.
India reported 46,148 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours on Monday, data from the Health Ministry showed.
The total burden of COVID-19 cases in the South Asian country is now 30.27 million, while the total death toll stands at 396,730, the data showed.
India’s cricket board was forced to suspend the Indian Premier League (IPL) in May as cases increased in the country.
The remaining matches of the world’s richest T20 league were moved to the United Arab Emirates, where it was also held last year, and will be completed before the World Cup.